We were heartbroken to hear about the death of French-Moroccan photographer Leila Alaoui. Aloui died from injuries sustained after the Burkina Faso hotel attack earlier this week.
Alaoui’s photography has focused on issues on migration, and cultural identity. Aloui was in Burkina Faso, creating a series of photos on women’s rights. We wanted to share some of her photographs. Please check out her website.
“My French-Moroccan identity gave me the privilege of crossing borders freely while others couldn’t. When I turned 18, I moved to the United States and became even more exposed to questions of belonging and identity construction. I developed strong interests in ethnic minorities, sub-cultures and marginalised groups… This strengthened my conviction to develop my own style and voice, using photography, video art and social activism.”
Interview on Al Jazeera